Local Voices S2 E2: So Many Details!

Duration : 27 minutes, 29 seconds

How does visual density affect how you look at an artwork?

How does visual density affect how you look at an artwork? Join our museum ambassadors Noelle, Raquel, and Zune as they uncover the meaning behind the patterns and embellishments found in Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula’s Children’s story (water dreaming for two children), Nick Cave’s Soundsuit, and the season sarcophagus.

carved marble sarcophagus

Season Sarcophagus, AD 260–280. Marble with traces of polychrome, 19 x 19 x 70 in. (48.3 x 48.3 x 177.8 cm). Museum purchase, M.H. de Young Endowment Fund, 54662

geometric artwork in browns and pinks

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, Children’s Story (Water Dreaming for Two Children), 1972. Pressboard and tempera pigment, 18 x 15 7/8 in. (45.7 x 40.3 cm). The Gantner Myer Aboriginal Art Collection, 2002.70.2. © Estate of Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY

mannequin wearing an embellished full-body garment

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2008. Mixed media and mannequin, 100 x 25 x 14 in. (254 x 63.5 x 35.6 cm). Gift of Dorothy and George Saxe to the Fine Arts Museums Foundation, 2020.24

About Local Voices

Local Voices is a new podcast series from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco designed to celebrate art and Bay Area creativity. Local Voices highlights unique perspectives from Bay Area visual artists, musicians, scholars, community leaders, and thinkers aimed to reframe exhibitions and collections through relevant and local narratives. Through these diverse access points, we welcome the Bay Area community and beyond to engage in meaningful and inspiring narratives.

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